There are indeed a lot of steps you need to take to ensure that your move is as hassle- and stress-free as possible. Planning for your move can easily become stressful if you are in a hurry or if you don’t know where to begin. But if you’ve got several months to prepare, you’re already starting in a good way. Having good time to prepare for your move will go a long way to ensuring a smoother move in the end. But what do you first have to do in order to pave the way for a good move? Here are the three initial, most important steps to having a stress- and hassle-free moving day.
Sort and de-clutter
There’s no time like the present to start sorting through and de-cluttering your stuff. The last thing you want to do, after all, is pay money so you can move stuff that you will end up putting in the rubbish bin once you are in your new home.
All the rooms in your home should be addressed – start from your loft and move down to the rooms, outbuildings, garage, garden, and so on. It may surprise you to discover that you have a lot more belongings than you had previously thought, so it’s best to start sorting and de-cluttering as early as possible.
Assess your belongings – where they will go, etc.
Taking the time to sort through your things and de-clutter will now give you the opportunity to determine where your belongings (especially your furniture) will go. Think about your new home – can you imagine placing all your existing furniture in it, or do you think it’s better to buy new?
Ask the prior homeowner for the dimensions of every room so you can more easily determine where each item will fit and if there’s room for all your items. If the item doesn’t fit, you can sell it, throw it away, or give it to someone who can appreciate it. You should also take time to visit your new home, so you can double-check the measurements yourself and have a better idea of where to place appliances, furniture, and so on.
Decide on professional help
The third initial thing you should do is decide whether or not you will seek help from the professionals. There’s an easy way to determine this; if you live in a studio flat on the ground floor and you live alone, you can just get a van and some friends to help you move. But if you have a family or live in a 2- or 3-bedroom home, it’s time for the professionals. Professional removal companies in Gloucester like Advanced Removals & Storage can ease your mental and physical stress on moving day, making your move more pleasant and smooth.
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